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Just because you have a new addition to the family, doesn't mean you can't go camping. In fact, growing babies benefit immensely from sunshine, water and fresh air and camping gives you a chance to enjoy Mother Nature too.
It's the ultimate summer escape.
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Camping with infants doesn't have to be stressful. In fact, babies are incredibly adaptable. It might take a couple of days for babies to completely adapt to the different sleep environment, but once you have established a routine, they usually sleep extremely well in the tent, especially after a fun day of activities.
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As you get your camping gear together and head out into the woods for one last hurrah, we've put together a little weekend campfire recipe collection for you. Just because you're off playing in the dirt, doesn't mean you have to resort to the sadness that is instant noodles.
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The Great White North is home to some of the world's most dramatic mountain peaks, tranquil lakes, soothing waterfalls and iconic national parks. The following five destinations will send you into some of our country's most picture-perfect scenery while you enjoy one of Canada's favourite pastimes -- camping.
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Because of you, a bear was killed. You kept making a mess. You kept leaving your garbage on the ground and in the shelter. You kept cooking in your campsite. You kept storing food in your tent and in your backpack. And the bear still couldn't resist. It was hungry and alone. And it kept coming back.
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August 10th is International S'mores Day people and while you never need an excuse to enjoy this most Canadian of campfire desserts, you almost have an obligation to enjoy this sticky treat tonight. While we page homage to the classic s'more, we've also prepared some delightful alternatives for those who like to walk on the wild side.
Add this to your Canada bucket list right now!
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Sleeping under the stars made simple!
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Everything tastes better when cooked over a campfire.
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Camping is a quintessential Canadian summer activity. There are campgrounds of all shapes and sizes offering a whole host of different activities and amenities from hiking to birdwatching to canoeing. But, come summertime, one of the best amenities you can find at a campground is a beach. Luckily, there are quite a few options for Canadians looking to pitch their tent near a stretch of soft sand.
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The summer heat means heading outdoors for barbecues, picnics and patios. Having meals outdoors is one of the best parts of summer, but improperly prepared foods can affect our health. Health Canada states that between 11-13 million people have food poisoning yearly. Ensuring the safety of food can be especially challenging this time of year because of the rising temperatures.
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Long trails, beautiful beaches and islands you have to see!
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Navajo fry bread is an iteration of bannock that is used as a delicious base for any topping. Use it to make tacos or as a base for chill. Just about any topping (savory or sweet) goes well with this fry bread recipe.
Who knew you could make spoons from a Coca-Cola bottle?
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Why you need to book a trip to one of Quebec's national parks this summer
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Oh Canada, how dare you be so pretty?
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Backwoods camping and you snagged yourself a nice fish? You can have good old English fish and chips without the fuss of making a batter or needing vats of boiling water. Now all you need for this awesome campfire recipe is a bag of salt and vinegar chips and you're good to go!
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The ability to make bread on your camping trip is an awesome super power that will provide fresh, warm, delicious bread no matter how long your trip is. You can bake this campfire bread in an empty can or use your camping pot. Baking bread is super easy and breaking bread with friends is the stuff warm and fuzzy memories are made of.
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Venture into the woods in the summer, and your conviction to "be more natural" goes flying out the window as the bugs come flying in. Soon you're interspersing your body slap 'bug dance' with sprays of chemical repellents that are all good and well until some gets in your mouth.
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If you are cooking Kraft Dinner from a box (you know, the tangerine-coloured treat that forms the backbone of every Canadian camping trip?), then you're missing out. You should be eating like a king when you're playing in the dirt, and we're here to help.
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These campfire recipes are easy and more fun than you can, well, shake a stick at!
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Just because Jack Frost is camping out on your front lawn doesn't mean you can't head out into the wild yourself. Winter camping can be a great way to get outside and an even better excuse for extreme cuddling.
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I love going on a day hike. Nothing is better than being out with friends enjoying nature and having a laugh. But from time to time, when I am on the trail I do see people who look distressed or uncomfortable. Day hikes are much more fun and enjoyable (and safe too!) when you have the top tips to make your outing great.
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Yes, you can use chips to make a fire.
Finally, you are back in nature. You can do whatever you want, whenever you want. You have promised yourself and your family that you will respect your natural rhythms -- you will enjoy your vacation, one moment at a time.
Recently, I was fortunate enough to speak with Andrew Sutherland, Public Relations at MEC. Andrew shared the top tips for choosing the right tent and how to make camping super comfortable. What can help make your tent more comfortable?
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